Bath Season: The Most Luxurious Products to Use Now

FALL 2017
By Kristen Bateman for Modern Muse

Fall is bath season. After all, there's no better way to luxuriate when temps start to drop and the air gets crisper and cooler. And chic products make a cozy soak all the more worthwhile, so we've gathered the best of them below — consider it the easiest way to treat yourself.

The Luxurious Bubble Bath

Inspired by the luxe tradition of Japanese Geisha rituals, Fresh's Rice Sake Bath is one of the most sophisticated bath products out there. Not only does it smell amazing and come in a beautiful minimalist bottle, it's also composed of 38% real sake. The rice wine's enzymes plump and smooth the skin, while the ginger (another key ingredient) promotes relaxation in muscles.

The High-End Stress Reducer

Aveda's Stress-Fix Soaking Salts is one of the easiest all-in-one products to use when you really want to smell incredible and rid yourself of stress. While traditional bath salts may make your tub smell nice, the core ingredients here take it up a notch by harnessing the power of aromatherapy.

Lavender, lavandin and clary sage — scents clinically proven to help people destress —combine to soothe your mind and body. Just add a few tablespoons to the water (or more if you're feeling indulgent), sit back, and relax.

The Show-Stopping Scrub

Jo Malone makes the kind of perfumes that are perfect for displaying on your vanity. So why not show off one of the perfumer's signature scented body scrubs on the edge of your tub with some candles too?

Rid yourself of the season's dry skin with the elegant Geranium and Walnut Body Scrub. The pretty product utilizes walnut in more ways than one: in the scent, and in the form of the tiny micro fragments that exfoliate the skin. It's also gentle enough to use every few days.

The Designer Fragrance Shower Gel

Not all of us are lucky enough to have a bath in our apartment. In that case, turn to designer fragrance shower gels — Gucci's newly released Bamboo is an especially indulgent treat.

Choose a fragranced shower gel that corresponds to your favorite scent and use it as a more subtle alternative to actual perfume. Alternatively, if you really want to smell fresh throughout the day, layer your signature scent with both the shower gel and the eau de parfum for maximum impact.

The Post-Bath Body Cream

The best thing to complement an epic soak is, of course, the body balm you use immediately after. Think of it as the one item that really extends your luxurious pampering throughout the entire day.

Use Kai's Body Butter all over for the ultimate soothing feeling right after a long, relaxing bath or shower. The silky texture is lightweight and nourishing, while shea butter, safflower seed oil, vitamins A, C, and E, aloe leaf extract, chamomile flower extract, cucumber fruit extract, and apricot kernel oil keep skin hydrated long after bath-time ends.